Tag: color

Distressed is Best

If I told you I put a $10 folding chair in my living room, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking I was crazy. It’s not there because I had people over and there wasn’t enough seating, so I pulled it out of a closet for a few hours. I mean I bought it, chipped paint and all, at Re-Find for the sole purpose of using it as a piece of furniture in my house.

Weird, I know. But maybe once you see it, you’ll think I’m slightly less crazy.

I love the pop of yellow and how the distressed paint gives it a vintage characteristic. The pillow was about $10 at Kirkland’s (currently on sale for $6.50) and the painting is from Art in the Village in Jackson, TN. The piece was done by an artist name Jette Garner.

TIP: These super fun metal folding chairs come in an assortment of colors and are currently on sale for $12.99 each through Restaurant Furniture 4 Less.

I actually think these would look cute around a white wood kitchen table, maybe as plant stands in a garden, in an art room, on a front porch with some fun cushions…the point is, if you thought metal folding chairs were just for pulling out at Thanksgiving to make extra seating at the kids’ table then fold up, wait a minute! Personally, I think they’re good for so much more.

The Thrift Shop Obsession…

I know I’ve mentioned Goodwill once already, but this piece is where my obsession with buying thrift shop art started. Up until this point, I was very selective. I would not give my hard-earned dollars away without certificates of authenticity or hand-written stories. But that all changed when I saw something that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. It was an odd trio that looked like an Expressionist/Fauvism/Cubism hybrid – if that’s even a real thing (which it probably isn’t). But anyways, there it was on the shelf and I knew I had to have it…

In Seattle, you will find a Goodwill flagship store on S. Lane St. and I am not exaggerating when I say that, on a good day, I could spend hours there. This is one of the first thrift shop pieces of art I bought when I moved here in 2012; and it is safe to say that it has become one of my favorites.

No idea who the artist is/was and probably paid about $3 for it…